Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Niger has stepped up the fight against breast and cervical cancer, using screening and public awareness campaigns to reverse a scourge affecting more and more women in the prime of life.
She is black and trendy, and young South African girls are learning to love her.
The leaders of South Africa's two main opposition parties joined thousands of people north of Johannesburg Sunday to mark the third anniversary of the Marikana massacre of 34 striking platinum miners.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The African Union warned Sunday of potential "catastrophic consequences" for troubled Burundi and the wider region if rivals do not resolve political differences peacefully.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment of a Harvard-educated lawyer to run the state oil company demonstrates his anti-corruption resolve -- but only marks the start of a long reform journey, analysts say.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Gulf-supported forces loyal to Yemen's exiled government on Saturday retook a fifth province in the country's south, military officials said, as they continued their advance against Iran-backed rebels.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
An online image circulated Wednesday purported to show the beheading of a Croatian hostage held by the Islamic State group's Egyptian affiliate, the first such killing of a foreign captive in Egypt since the extremists set up a branch here.
A bomb blast killed at least 24 people in northeastern Nigeria and hundreds of fighters invaded a town across the border in Cameroon in attacks Tuesday that witnesses and officials blame on Boko Haram Islamic extremists.
Verdant rice paddies stretch as far as the eye can see around Agboville, the heart of a drive for food self-sufficiency in Ivory Coast, better known as the world's top producer of cocoa -- for export.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
An international mission that monitored legislative elections in Haiti said Monday that there were scattered problems with violence and other disruptions during Sunday's first round but not enough to disrupt the legitimacy of the overall vote.